PVC in architecture
Endless possibilities for architects
Every day across Europe and beyond, new homes, offices, stadiums and many other buildings are being constructed. The architectural challenge of these new buildings is for aesthetics and functionality to form a perfect match. PVC has long been a primary choice for architects. This is due to the polymer's unique technical properties that enables architects to combine state-of-the-art design with environmental stewardship. As a result, PVC is the most used plastic material for building and construction products such as windows, pipes, gutters, cables, roofing membranes and flooring. After their long service-life, these products can be recycled into new applications. In Europe, this is happening through the VinylPlus® programme. Through VinylPlus, more than 5 million tonnes of PVC have been recycled since 2000.
Architectural marvels with PVC
PVC is a preferred material in many of the architectural marvels that have been built in recent years. Take look at a few examples below. For more examples of how PVC is used in architecture, art and design, sign up for our newsletter WonderfulVinyl.